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Lana Kids

I put myself out there recently and applied to be a pattern tester, and I am so glad I did! The people in the sewing community are so kind and supportive. I loved seeing everyone's take on the same pattern.

This is Coffee and Thread's new pattern the Lana Kids Top and Dress.  (If you like being matchy matchy with your little one, she has an adult version too!) 

I love that it is such a stylish basic. Those ruffled sleeves!

Those sleeves can be a little tricky, but the I found that basting along the stitch line on the front and back pieces and then clipping to the marking seemed to do the trick. I also added some grosgrain ribbon to inside of the shoulder seam to keep it from stretching. I just attached it as I serged the seam. I also lengthened the skirt a bit. Otherwise, I kept straight to the pattern. (This is a size 7, which matched Teagan's chest measurement. She usually wears between a size 7/8 and 10 in ready-to-wear. If ready-to-wear had a size 9, she would fit it.…

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